Become a Member
Becoming a member is easy. Read below for descriptions of a full Individual membership and Group membership, decide which you prefer, then use the simple and secure Donate button above to pay easily online via Stripe. Choose ‘Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County’ from the fund drop-down menu, or simply type in ‘Women’s Fund’ to the fund name field.
Women who contribute $1,000 (or more) are full Individual members and will have the opportunity to cast their own single vote at the annual meeting for the final grant recipient.
Women who join with other women to pool their resources may participate in a Group Membership. Groups may consist of up to 10 members for a total contribution of $1,000 (i.e. 2/$500; 4/$250; 5/$200; 8/$125; 10/$100). Together, the group will have one vote for the final grant recipient. The group must identify a group leader who will be responsible for collecting and submitting the individual gifts of the group and for casting the group’s vote at the annual meeting.
You may also send a check made payable to the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, with ‘Women’s Fund Membership’ and either ‘Individual’ or ‘Group’ in the memo line.
Mail your check directly to 5000 E Virginia St, Suite 4, Evansville, IN, 47715.
Secure your membership by June 30 and attend our annual meeting the following November. At the annual meeting, organizations identified as finalists by the Women’s Fund grants committee will give a brief presentation to members, who then cast their votes. Recipients are identified that night.
At our start in 2007, the initial goal of the Women’s Fund was to bring together 100 women as members. The result in our first year was 185 women who participated and supported the Women’s Fund in some way. Today, we have far surpassed our initial membership goals, and our membership continues to grow.
Despite our best efforts, we sometimes fail to recognize a supporter. Please accept our apologies for any errors or omissions.
To honor the wishes of anonymous members, we have not included their names here.